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Powel Crosley, Jr
Birth: Sep. 18, 1886
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1961
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Cincinnati Reds owner. He pioneered radio starting with low-powered transmitters and built it into Radio Station WLW, which once broadcasted with 500,000 watts in the 1930's. He produced home appliances including a refrigerator with shelves on the door, called the Crosley Shelvador. Crosley also manufactured a compact automobile called the "Crosley". Sports-wise, he purchased majority interest in the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1936 and held that ownership until his death. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Powel Crosley (1849 - 1932)
  Charlotte Woolley Utz Crosley (1864 - 1949)
 
 Spouses:
  Gwendolyn Bakewell Aiken Crosley (1889 - 1939)
  Eva Emily Brokaw Crosley (1912 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  Powel Crosley (1911 - 1948)*
  Page Crosley Kess (1912 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Powel Crosley (1886 - 1961)
  Lewis Marion Crosley (1888 - 1978)*
  Charlotte Crosley (1893 - 1896)*
  Edythe Crosley Chatfield (1897 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN Section 117, Lot 6 space 8
GPS (lat/lon): 39.17583, -84.52969
 
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Record added: Feb 02, 1999
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Powel Crosley, Jr
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Powel Crosley, Jr
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So many memories...thank you, sir.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
So many good memories of Crosley Field...thank you.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
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